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4 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home in 2020!

Making improvements to your home is a great way to increase the value of your home. Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or the distant future, making a few home improvements each year is a great way to stay on top of the value of your home and in some cases even increase the value of your home. The upcoming new year is a great time to make some improvements to your home. Today, our roofing and construction company at the Lake of the Ozarks has four ways to increase the value of your home in 2020!

#1 Increase Your Square Footage  One of the first things potential buyers look for in a home is the square footage. A great way to increase the value of your home is to increase the square footage. If you have space, consider adding an addition to your home. You can add a master bedroom, sunroom, or even a brand new living room.  #2 Finish the Basement  Do you have an unfinished basement? This is an excellent way to increase the value of your home! Finishing your basement ca…

New Homeowners Guide to Your Roof

If you recently bought your first home, first off congratulations! Buying your first home is exciting. When you purchase a new home, you are more than likely getting familiar with the layout of your new home, spending time organizing, and enjoying being a homeowner. Something you more than likely haven't put much thought into is your roof! As a new homeowner, you may not know much about roofing because you've never owned one before. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you a few things you need to know about your roof.

1. Your Roof Can Affect Your Energy Costs.
When your roof is in good shape, you will experience lower energy costs. If your roof has a leak or is not properly ventilated, heat or cool air, depending on the time of the year can escape, causing your heater or AC to work harder. When those appliances are working harder, they use more energy, which means a higher utility bill for you. A well-maintained roof can save you money…

Tips for Saving Energy this Winter

Winter weather is on its way. With colder temperatures coming, many of us start to look for ways to cut energy our energy costs over the winter months. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips for saving energy this winter. Read on to find out our tips!

1. Dress Warm. 
One of the simplest ways to save money on your electric bill is to just turn down the heat. Rather than walking around the house in shorts and a tank top, find a nice warm pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt. Keep blankets on the couch and you can even add an area rug for extra insulation on the floor. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60°-70° range, you can save up to 5% on energy costs.

2. Let the Sunshine In. 
When the sun is shining, you can take advantage of free heat! Open the curtains on your south-facing windows to allow the rays to come in and heat your home. Now we're not saying you can turn your heat completely off and rely on the sun, but you can lower your thermosta…

Don't Damage Your Roof Hanging Up Your Christmas Lights

It's almost time to bring the Christmas lights out of storage and hang them up. Whether you decide to decorate a little bit early or wait until after Thanksgiving, you'll want to make sure you don't damage your roof in the process. Today, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some helpful tips for hanging up your outdoor Christmas lights without damaging your roof. Follow these precautions when hanging up your lights this year.

Protecting Your Roof  When securing your outdoor holiday lights, never use tacks or nails. These can damage your roofing material, and compromise the integrity of your roof. Forget staples, clothespins or any other contraption you’ve used in the past for mounting lights to your house. Instead, you should use light clips to secure holiday decorations. Be sure not to put too much weight on your gutters when hanging Christmas decorations from your roof. It's very important that your gutters work properly throughout the winter …

Steps to Take if You Have a Roof Leak

A leak in your roof can cause serious damage to your home if it's not addressed in a timely manner. Let's face it, everyone hopes they never experience the stress of having a leaky roof, but leaks are more common than you might think. The best way to ease your stress if you have a roof leak is to first call the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and then have a plan for addressing your leak to minimize damage in your home. Today, Above & Beyond Roofing has some advice for what to do if you have a leaking roof.

Minimize the Damage
A sprung leak in your roof can cause major damage to your home if not addressed quickly and correctly. One of the most important steps you can take is to stop the damage from spreading. Find the wettest spot and place a bucket and plastic in that area to catch the majority of the water. If you notice that your ceiling is bubbling where the water is leaking from, that's a pretty good indication that there is standing water which me…

4 Quailities in a Repuatable Roofer

Your roof is an investment in your home and when it comes time to replace your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to ensure you choose a reputable company. With the many roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be wondering how you decide which company you should have replace your roof. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we think a reputable roofer should have the following four qualities.

1. A Reputable Roofer Comes Highly Recommended for Quality Work. 
Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company prides itself on high-quality work. Don't just take our word for it, ask our customers. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to reviews and testimonials from our clients. We also include a list of professional references. When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure you're hiring a company that will do the job right, so be sure to do your research first.

2. A Reputable Roofer Provides Professional and Personal Service. 
Roofers come to your house to complete t…

Moisture on Your Commercial Roof

Making sure that your commercial roof at the Lake of the Ozarks is in great shape is important. Your roof helps to protect your business from the outdoor elements and without a well-maintained building, your business can't operate. A big problem we see on commercial roofs is excessive moisture. Moisture on your commercial roof can cause big problems and it's important to address these issues in a timely manner. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you more about the problems associated with moisture on your commercial roof.

Commercial Roofs
Just like your residential roof protects your home and its contents, a commercial roof is designed to protect your business from the elements. The roof is a commercial building's first line of defense against wind, rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building, and therefore, must be continuously inspected, maintained and repaired. Leaks and roof collapse on a …

4 Reasons to Get a Roof Inspection this Fall

When was the last time you had your roof looked over by a professional? If it's been a while, it may be time to contact a trusted roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fall is a great time of year to complete your home maintenance checklist and making sure your roof isn't in need of any repairs can help to extend the life of your roof. Still not convinced a roof inspection is necessary? Check out four reasons you should consider getting a roof inspection this fall.

1. It Doesn't Cost You. 
Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers FREE roof inspections. Why wouldn't you want to have a professional, that's trained to recognize roofing problems, check out your roof if it's free? At no cost to you, you can have peace of mind that your roof is in the proper condition to protect your home and it's contents, including your family. Now doesn't that sound like a great deal? 
2. Professionals Have Experience. 
Unless you're a car enthusiast or auto me…

Keep Your Gutters Cleaned Out and Maintained this Fall.

Fall is in full swing which means that it's time to start on your fall home maintenance checklist if you haven't already. The leaves will begin to change and start falling off the trees very soon. Maintaining your gutters during the fall when the leaves start falling is extremely important and can help extend the life of your Lake of the Ozarks roof. In today's blog, we'd like to share with you some tips for your fall gutter maintenance.

Cleaning Your Gutters
One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more, damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things …

Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Contractor

Your roof is an investment and when it comes time to make any roof repairs or replace your Lake of the Ozarks roof you want to make sure the roofer you choose will do a great job. Before you hire a Lake of the Ozarks roofing contractor, you should take the time to ask them a few questions to ensure they are the right contractors for the job. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a list of questions to keep in mind before hiring your next roofer.

Question #1: Do you have the necessary licenses and insurance required for a roofing contractor in this area?
Roofing can be a dangerous job, that requires proper training, licenses, and insurance. You want to make sure they have a current license, general liability insurance, and workman's comp insurance. Be sure to ask for the relevant paperwork as proof. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we carry insurance and workman's comp for all employees.

Question #2: How long have you been in the roofing business? How much expe…

**Attention Homeowners**

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we want to not only provide our customers with top-quality roofing services at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also want to keep all homeowners informed. In today's blog, our owner/operator, Ben Krokson, would like to inform all homeowners of the dangers of some roofing companies that take advantage of homeowners through insurance claims. See what Ben Krokson has to say below!

 If you are in the market for a new roof due to any kind of storm damage, we advise that you be very careful when dealing with other Roofing Companies around the lake area. These other Roofing Companies are only giving bids if you have an Insurance Claim. They will hound you for your Insurance paperwork and if you don’t supply it to them they won’t provide you with a bid. 
The reason they do this, is because they don’t know how to bid a roof without the Insurance Company doing most of the work for them. Then if the roof isn’t bought they will claim that the Insurance Company is no…

Fall Fun at Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2019!

The Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is coming back to the Lake of the Ozarks this year on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be the event sponsor this year to bring the Lake of the Ozarks a family-friendly fall event! Organized and presented by the Laurie-Sunrise Beach Rotary Club and its members, the event is aimed at showcasing the Rotary working together to better serve the lake areas charities, clubs, and non-profit organizations. Read on to learn more about this fun fall event from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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When  Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Where  Ozarks Amphitheater 2629 North Business Route 5  Camdenton, Mo 65020  About Pumkin Chunkin Palooza  This one-day fall festival at the Lake of the Ozarks is fun for the whole family! This is a community fundraiser brought to you by the Laurie Sunrise Beach Rotary. There will be tons of fun fall-inspired activities to enjoy while yo…

Tips for Cleaning Your Siding This Fall

Fall is almost here and it's a great time of year to clean your siding! With the weather cooling down just a tad but still warming up in the afternoons, fall is a great time clean your siding. Cleaning your siding once per year can extend the life of your siding and keep the exterior of your home looking great. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips for cleaning your siding this fall!

1. Inspect for Damage Before Cleaning. 
All types of siding are vulnerable to water infiltration, especially where it butts against windows, doors and corner moldings. You'll want to check for caulk that has cracked due to age or has pulled away from the surface, leaving a gap. If you have wood siding, check for chipped or peeling paint, as well as cracked wood and trim. For stucco, look for cracks and chips, and for brick, look for crumbling mortar joints.

2. Use Warm, Soapy Water. 
The best way to clean your siding is by hand with a bucket of warm, soapy water. Use …

3 Tips For Choosing a Roof Color

When it comes time to replace your Lake of the Ozarks roof, there is a lot you will have to think about. From choosing the best roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks, roofing material, roof color, and more! It's important to take the time to choose a roof color carefully. A quality roof should last for 15-20 years and even longer if you choose a metal roofing material, so choosing a color you will like for many years is important. Today, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has some tips for choosing your roof color!

1) Compliment Your Siding While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good as it sounds. The most visually appealing roof and siding combinations are colors that are complementary. In addition, if your siding is busy, like brick or stone, you want to choose a simple single color for your roof. Two multi-color combinations wil…